It's a smokey start to the long weekend in Fort McMurray.
A number of wildfires are again making it tough to breath and see this morning, as the air quality as of 6:00 was listed as 'very poor' downtown and 'poor' in Timberlea.
Residents with health conditions should remain indoors if possible.
Five wildfires continue to burn in our region, including a fire north of Fort McKay that has spread to 7,700 hectares.
Alberta's largest fire continues to rage at 110,000 hectares north of McLelland Lake.
While the closest blaze is still being held at 100 hectares 17 kilometres north of Fort McMurray.
For a second straight day Syncrude is restricting it's Aurora mine work force to only essential-employees as a precautionary measure.
Spokesperson Will Gibson tells Fort McMurray News in the event of an evacuation it is safer and easier to move 300 people off site as opposed to 1,000/
Workers with health conditions are also told to stay home, for more info visit www.syncrude.ca.